Activists call for 2nd Global Week of Action for a World Parliament
Activists around the world are preparing for a second Global Week of Action for a World Parliament that is scheduled to take place this year from 17-26 October 2014. During the week of action, citizens, civil society, and grassroots movements are called upon to organize activities and events to support the establishment of a democratically elected global parliament.
The week of action's announcement declares that people across the world feel to be voiceless in global decision-making. It says that "world’s citizens have little influence on decisions taken at institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the WTO, the World Bank, the G20 or the G8." Further it states that the governments represented in these bodies are "often being influenced heavily by the lobbyists of global corporations." An elected world parliament, by contrast, "would be an instrument to find and implement solutions that are democratic, accountable and serve the best interest of humanity."
Invitation to open conference call
The coordination team has invited everybody who is interested to be involved in the global week of action to participate in an open teleconference that will be held via Skype on 29 May 2014. Here is the Facebook page of the call that provides more details.
The first week of action was organized last year. Here is a report.